Tag Archives: police wrap

If at first you don’t succeed get caught DUI again!

By 7 November 2012

ACT Policing has expressed outrage over the stupidity of two drivers who were caught drink driving last night (November 6).
Around 8.40pm, police stopped a blue Mazda 6 sedan while conducting random breath testing on Caswell Drive, Aranda. The driver, a 22-year-old Kambah man, returned a Blood Alcohol Concentration (AC) reading of 0.079. He will be [...]

Ride to school day adds new complications

By 7 November 2012

ACT Policing is urging motorists to be mindful of the large number of kids that will be riding their bikes to school on Friday as part of the Avanti RideSafe to School Day.
Thousands of kids throughout the ACT will participate in the program that encourages children to ride their bikes to school.
Officer-in-Charge of Traffic Operations [...]

Quick cleanup in Griffith

By 7 November 2012

ACT Policing has arrested two teenagers after an aggravated robbery occurred in Griffith yesterday afternoon (November 6).
Around 4.20pm the two teenagers entered Liquor Land on Franklin Street, Griffith and threatened staff with a knife while demanding cash.
Staff members complied with their demands and the two teenagers left the store with a small amount of cash.
The [...]

Do you know this Wanniassa mugger?

By 6 November 2012

ACT Policing has released a facefit of a man believed responsible for an aggravated robbery in Wanniassa last month.
On Friday October 26 around 4.30pm, three teenagers were sitting on the Wanniassa Playing Fields oval near Wheeler Crescent when they were approached by a man and a boy riding a dirt bike. The man threatened the [...]

Hunting Irma’s killer

By 6 November 2012

Today (Tuesday, November 6) marks 13 years since grandmother, Irma Palasics, was brutally murdered at her home in McKellar.
ACT Policing Criminal Investigations Detectives from the Homicide team were outside the Woden Plaza this morning speaking with members of the public, in the hope someone can assist in identifying the teenagers present at an attempted aggravated [...]

Police car smash in Belconnen

By 6 November 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is investigating a collision in which two vehicles, including a police car, were extensively damaged and a woman conveyed to hospital.
Around 8.24am today (Tuesday, November 6), two officers were in a marked police car on routine patrol on Belconnen Way when they collided with a Holden Commodore at the intersection of Springvale Drive.
The [...]

Belconnen pursuit

By 5 November 2012

A reader sent in that they’d seen a big pursuit in Belconnen.
We’ve had this in from ACT Police Media:
· There was a pursuit that was terminated
· Police inquiries are continuing
· Anyone [...]

Police hope racecourse revellers don’t get totally legless

By 5 November 2012

ACT Policing is reminding Canberrans attending Thoroughbred Park to celebrate ‘the race that stops the nation’ to drink responsibly.
Officer in Charge Sergeant Daryl Neit said that patrons of the event have acted responsibly in the past and police were looking forward to similar crowd behaviour this year.
“If you drink alcohol excessively your potential of becoming [...]

The Hume Highwayman

By 4 November 2012

ACT Policing is asking anyone who saw a suspicious man in the Hume area early this morning (Sunday, November 4) to contact Crime Stoppers.
Around 12.25am a man was driving his car Southbound on the Monaro Highway, he had just passed the intersection of the Monaro Highway and Lanyon Drive when a man stepped out from [...]

1am at the Chisholm Tavern

By 4 November 2012

ACT Policing is calling for witnesses to an alleged assault outside the Chisholm Tavern last Saturday morning to contact police.
Around 12.55am on Saturday, October 28, police were called to Benham St Chisholm after a male was found unconscious at the location.
It is believed the man was involved in an altercation out the front of the [...]

Sunday drive Narrabundah style

By 4 November 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 34-year-old man of no fixed abode, following a pursuit this afternoon (Sunday, November 4).
Around 11am police attempted a traffic stop on white Daihatsu in Stuart Street, Griffith.
The car failed to stop and police activated lights and sirens, pursuing the car through various streets in Griffith and Narrabundah.
The car mounted a [...]

Phillip fatal

By 3 November 2012

The ACT has recorded the tenth road fatality after an 84-year-old Hughes man was struck by a car in Phillip earlier today (Friday, November 2).
Around 10.10am, police were notified of a collision which occurred in the Magnet Mart car park on Hindmarsh Drive, Phillip. The man was walking through the car park when he [...]

Police going after bombed out drivers

By 2 November 2012

ACT Policing is targeting alcohol and drug impaired driving over the next three months as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
At different periods during the year, the strategy targets specific issues and behaviours which contribute to death and serious injuries on Canberra’s roads, with alcohol and drug impaired driving among those concerns.
Traffic Operations Superintendent [...]

910 leadfoots collared in October

By 2 November 2012

ACT Policing caught 910 drivers speeding on Canberra roads during the month of October as part of its multi-agency road safety strategy.
Police issued a total of 650 Traffic Infringement Notices (TINs) for speeding and 260 cautions. There were 13 drivers arrested and will be summonsed for speeding offences.
Some 315 drivers were caught travelling more than [...]

Public help nab burglar in the hyperdome

By 1 November 2012

ACT Policing arrested an 18-year-old Bonython man after suspecting he was in possession of stolen property at the Tuggeranong Hyperdome this afternoon (Thursday, November 1).
Around 12.15pm members of ACT Policing’s Crime Targeting Team attempted to arrest the man on Anketell Street before he pulled away and ran into the Tuggeranong Hyperdome.
Police pursued the man on [...]

ACT Policing joins the Bunnings marketing juggernaut

By 1 November 2012

ACT Policing is teaming up with Bunnings Warehouse this weekend to provide members of the community free security advice on how to protect their homes and prevent break-ins in the lead up to the Christmas holidays.
Between 10am to 2pm on Saturday and Sunday (3 and 4 November), ACT Policing members will be at Bunnings Warehouse [...]

Stealing a Liberty to roll Kingsley’s Weston with a machete

By 1 November 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Weston last night (Wednesday, October 31).
Around 9.20pm two men, with their faces covered, entered the Kingsley’s Chicken restaurant on Liardet Street Weston and threatened staff with a machete, demanding cash.
Staff members complied with their demands and the two men left the store with a small [...]

Operation Avert winds up. If they haven’t come knocking congratulations!

By 30 October 2012

ACT Policing has made 188 arrests during Operation Avert, a three month coordinated effort dedicated to cracking down on people with outstanding warrants.
During the weekend of 19-21 October, ACT Policing conducted a high visibility operation and visited approximately 300 residences across the ACT and Queanbeyan area.
As a result, police arrested 22 people in the ACT [...]

Mawson bag snatchers

By 29 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Mawson yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 28).
Around 5pm, a 76-year-old woman was in the car park outside Woolworths Supermarket in Mawson, when two men in a red hatchback have pulled up next to her. A man opened the front passenger door, and attempted to pull the [...]

A security guard does something useful in Harrison

By 29 October 2012

A 39-year-old man, of no fixed abode, will face the ACT Magistrates Court this morning after being arrested while attempting to steal from a construction site in Harrison.
Around 4am yesterday (Sunday, October 28), CCTV cameras detected the man entering the secure construction site on Flemington Road, and a security guard was dispatched to the site. [...]

Kippax firebombings

By 28 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to two fires in Holt overnight.
Around 2.15am today (Sunday, October 28), police attended the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre, where ACT Fire and Rescue had extinguished a small fire outside the Kippax Health Centre. The fire caused minor damage to a door at the Health Centre, and appears to have been [...]

Kaleen newsagency rolled

By 25 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses to an aggravated robbery in Kaleen last night (Wednesday, October 24).
Around 5pm a man entered the Kaleen Newsagency and threatened staff with a firearm, demanding cash.
Staff members complied with his demands and the man left the store running across Georgina Crescent and then onto Staaten Street.
The man is described as [...]

Arrests over the Italian Club robbery

By 24 October 2012

ACT Policing Criminal Investigations has arrested two men in relation to the robbery at the Italo Australian Club on 28 July 2012.
A 26-year-old man was arrested last Thursday (October 18) before facing court on Friday (October 19) charged with theft and drug-related offences.
A 23-year-old Bungendore man (a former employee of the club) was arrested last [...]

Recognise this thief?

By 24 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV images of the man believed responsible for striking a security guard with a bottle while robbing a liquor store in Calwell on Sunday (October 7).
The man entered the BWS Liquor in Calwell around 9pm, took two bottles of liquor from the shelves and left the store.
When the security guard approached [...]

Crime falls in the cold midwinter

By 23 October 2012

ACT Policing has published its crime statistics for the third quarter of 2012 through its online CrimeStatistics website, which has received more than 17 000 interactive views since the inception in February this year.
The third quarter represented a decline in the majority of offence types reported to police including assaults, sexual assaults, robberies, burglaries, property [...]

Kippax bag snatcher nabbed

By 22 October 2012

ACT Policing has arrested a 19-year-old Phillip woman who allegedly robbed a woman at the Kippax Fair Shopping Centre yesterday afternoon (Sunday, October 21).
Around 5.25pm two woman were sitting outside a restaurant eating dinner when they were approached by three women.
One of the offenders grabbed the victim’s bag off the seat next to her and [...]

World’s nerdiest jewellery thief strikes in Woden

By 18 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing is seeking assistance identifying the man pictured below in relation to the theft of jewellery from Mazzucchelli’s jewellers in Woden Plaza on Tuesday afternoon (October 16).
Police were called to the store about 4.45pm after a man came in to enquire about a gold chain and bracelet, valued at more than $14,000.
After the [...]

Beware the AFP popup

By 18 October 2012

An online scam designed to defraud Australians, has falsely used the Australian Federal Police (AFP) logo in an attempt to lure consumers into paying sums of money to unlock their personal computers.
The AFP has received reports from members of the public advising that while browsing the internet, a ‘pop up’ message has appeared on their [...]

Banks man charged over child pornography

By 18 October 2012

A 50-year-old Banks man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (Thursday, October 18) charged with child pornography related offences.
Last month (September 19), Criminal Investigations detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s house in Banks after receiving information that the man had been accessing a child exploitation material website. As a result of the [...]

Do you know this alleged sex offender?

By 17 October 2012 FEATURED ARTICLE

ACT Policing has released CCTV of a man they believe is responsible for the indecent assault of two women last Friday night (October 12).
The man is alleged to have approached the women from behind and indecently assaulted them while they were walking in the Acton area.
Police believe he also followed a third woman as she [...]

BMW drivers aren’t what they used to be. Hume mugging.

By 17 October 2012

ACT Policing is seeking witnesses after police responded to a report of an attempted aggravated robbery in Tralee Street, Hume yesterday (October 16).
Around 11.50am, police were called to a business in Tralee Street after two men, driving a silver BMW, attempted to rob an employee of the business while he was sitting in his vehicle. [...]

Southside muggers arrested

By 16 October 2012

A 22-year-old Hughes man and a 26-year-old Chapman man have been arrested by ACT Policing for two recent Southside aggravated robberies.
In the first incident around 7.15pm on Sunday (October 14), a man was walking along Coxen Street in Hughes, when he was approached by two men. The two men assaulted the man and stole his [...]

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